Not all of us at Unique Hunters have experienced the thrill of surfing, but our friends and co-workers who have tell us that words may never do the experience justice. That’s why we’re hoping turning the Kyosho RC Surfer Lost Edition loose on some smaller waves wherever we can find them might let our imaginations off the chain for a while.
This 1/5-scale model is made up of a foot-tall surfer mounted with O-rings to the top of a 26-inch motorized surfboard propelled by a water-cooled 24T brushed electric motor. This being the distinctive Lost Edition, our rider is articulated in an authentic goofy-footed stance and the board is decked out with the celebrated manufacturer’s iconic branding. It’s small and well-balanced enough to hang ten even on more modest waves with enough power to glide and cut bigger ones at around a surprising 10 mph. Speaking of, its self-righting design holds both rider and board steady and upright in the face of large waves or dicey turns that might otherwise have sent our guy under.
Naturally, this would all be for nothing if this wonderful toy couldn’t endure getting wet. The 2200 mAh Ni-MH battery and Syncro KT-231P 2.4 GHz radio are paired with 100% waterproofed electronic guts for maximum durability. The Kyosho RC Surfer Lost Edition is available now and priced to own at $229.